• Zune 3.1 update now available

    The latest Zune update isn’t anything ground breaking but it does bring some updates to the Zune Social feature and a hand full of free games. Plus, the Zune PC software is a bit more stable after after the update. Simple jump into the PC software and click, “Check for updates.” Don’t forget, even the old Zunes can be updated to receive all the latest goodies. Read More

  • Mark Cuban Can't Help Himself, He's Going To Fight The SEC In Public

    When the SEC charges someone with insider trading or any other crime, most lawyers will advise them that the best course of action is usually to keep their mouth shut and fight it in court. But some people just can’t help themselves. Martha Stewart, for instance, tried to fight her insider trading case in the court of public opinion, and it didn’t do her much good. Now… Read More

  • MythTV to get a fresh coat of paint with GUI updates

    MythTV is incredibly popular DVR alternative and the next update will roll-out new interface changes. The new software update gives developers dramatic more control over the GUI and should bring spectacular new effects including animations and OpenGL support. Every spot of the GUI should receive immediate updates and eventually more themes should appear utilizing the back-end. Read More

  • Don't be like that kid who played World of Warcraft for 24 hours in a row, please

    Americans had a saying in the 1840s: “54-40 or fight!” It referred to the Oregon Country-Canada border dispute we had with the British. Americans, feeling that their nation deserved to be a continental nation, were willing to go to war against the British, again, in order secure a few more swaths of land, and all the gold and glory that goes along with that. I have a similar… Read More

  • Manage Your API Infrastructure With 3scale Networks

    Barcelona-based 3scale Networks has just announced on its blog that it made the switch from private to public beta for its API infrastructure management system, which enables Web API providers to set up and manage developer and client relationships for their Web Services, monitor usage and enable payments. 3scale features an online marketplace where resources are provided for developers who… Read More

  • Awful concept: Samsung Scroll

    Ah, concept products. You are the court jesters of the tech kingdom. Where else can every trend and UI rule be bucked — in both good ways and bad? This concept computer called the Samsung Scroll (does Samsung know about this?) is a complete disaster. It is a device that you can use to browse the net, chat with friends, IM, email, write or draw. It works with most updated servers so that… Read More

  • The other MMO: The Lord of the Rings Online: Mines of Moria is now available

    Quick note, amigos. The Lord of the Rings Online: Mines of Moria, the MMO’s first expansion pack, comes out today. We already discussed some of the game’s finer points, so get in while you can. Unless, of course, you’re currently in the hospital because you’ve overdosed on too much Death Knighting. Read More

  • "i-Ball" 360-degree military camera is fired from a grenade launcher

    Let’s just get something out of the way here. Putting an “i” in front of a word to make it “technological” got old around 2002. I-Ball is a dumb-sounding name in the first place, not to mention that it’s a bit sexually charged. Why not something cool, like a Horus or Eyetron? I understand “i-Ball” is kind of a pun but it’s a poor… Read More

  • Crosstown Traffic: Adobe and Microsoft trading spaces

    It seemed almost like the Good Old Days when everyone waited on Microsoft to show their cards before doing anything. While Adobe took over Moscone West in San Francisco for its MAX developer conference, Microsoft launched its Microsoft Online Services operation at the St. Regis 3 blocks away before an audience of press, analysts, bloggers, and most importantly, business partners. As one Adobe… Read More

  • Offworld: BoingBoing's new gaming site shows promise, potential, a certain moxie

    BoingBoing just launched Offworld, a BB branded gaming site led by Brandon Boyer, former Gamasutra editor. The content so far is the typical mix of intelligence, wit, and piss/vinegar expected of any member of the BB family and I’m glad to invite them into my RSS reader in the cherished space next to OffalToday.com and OggVorbisforAudiophilesNews.org Read More

  • Cookstr Helps You Find Recipes From People Who Know Their Onions

    Here’s one thing that people all over the world will continue to need even in the worst of recessions: food. And while there are many places you can go to if you want to discover great recipes for home cooking, Cookstr is launching a website later tonight at a press event in New York City that takes a different route than all the cluttered and user-generated content sites out there… Read More

  • Pioneer DVR-X162J: The dustproof DVD burner

    Put your seatbelt on for this one. Check out the Pioneer DVR-X162J [JP], an external DVD burner that’s enclosed in a dustproof shell. That is to say the external enclosure is dustproof, handy if you’re an Okie in 1936. Aside from its incredible dustproofing, the burner is your standard issue USB 2.0 little guy. Pioneer has outfitted it with something called Pure Read Technology… Read More

  • Researcher Claims "Attention Spirals" Hold Key To Predicting Success Of YouTube Videos

    Why do certain videos on YouTube become mass phenomena while the vast majority of videos just get a handful of views, if any? Riley Crane, an American post doctoral fellow currently researching at the Chair of Entrepreneurial Risks at ETH university in Zurich/Switzerland, says he has the answer: According to him, the success of online videos can be explained with physics. Crane claims every time… Read More

  • What happens to the Chevy Volt, other electric cars if Detroit isn't bailed out?

    Let’s say that Congress refuses to give some of that bailout money to Detroit—does that effectively kill off electric cars like the Chevy Volt? That depends on who you’re talking to. Read More

  • Commodore meanders into the Core i7 party; everyone stares at the old dude

    Okay, here’s one more Core i7 ‘puter to announce. Commodore – yup that Commodore – has just announced the Core i7’s will be available in its rigs too. No new models, but rather just a new CPU options for the build to order computers. Prices start at $3,399 for the GX model line that includes dual 1GB ATI Radeon GPUs and a high-def paint finish but can shoot up… Read More

  • Motorola announces the 5-megapixel VE66 slider

    If you’ve ever wondered what would happen if you took the Motorola ZN5 and made it a slider rather than a candybar phone, you now have an answer: the Motorola VE66. Also, stop thinking about stuff like that, weirdo. It’s not quite that simple, but it’s pretty close. Like the ZN5, it’s got a QVGA screen (albeit .2″ smaller, at 2.2″), 5 megapixel camera… Read More

  • GPS receivers to be embedded into SIM cards

    So apparently GPS chips are getting really, really small. Small enough to fit onto tiny SIM cards, as telephony electronics company Sagem has teamed up with GPS experts BlueSky Positioning on technology that “incorporates a GPS receiver and a proprietary antenna into the SIM card, enabling mobile operators to deploy applications with no need for software or hardware changes,”… Read More

  • Bajca "emotional communicator"

    Is typing a colon and a parentheses too much for you? Need a dedicated emoticon keyboard? Well does Bajca have a product for you. This odd thing is a concept project consisting of a bunch of little balls with faces on them. When you’re feeling happy or bored, then press the button. Then you can wear them like jewelry. Confused? I know I am. Read More

  • Metacafe Bets Its Future On The Power Of Wikis

    Remember Metacafe? That’s right, the video entertainment site which got overshadowed by YouTube’s phenomenal rise? Well, it’s now making a huge gamble on a new product direction and doing so with zero guarantees. The gamble is WikiCafe, a collaborative editing approach for video metadata. To appreciate how important WikiCafe is to Metacafe just take a look at the… Read More

  • Pioneer CEO says flat-panel biz to be O.K. through tough times

    Pioneer has just opened its second retail location and the companies CEO doesn’t seemed worried even with the dismal fate of Circuit City and Tweeter. According to Masao Kawabata, Pioneer products are recession tough thanks to its mid to high-end niche market of premium products. So while mainstream Best Buy-specialdisplays might be having issues, Kuro displays and such should be fine. Read More

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